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January 23, 2019

Overview -- The Additive Manufacturing Consortium: Current Projects and 2019 Plans

The Additive Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), operated by EWI, conducts pre-competitive research to advance the use of AM within industry. Each year, it selects several R&D projects to support through membership fees. An overview of AMC projects is presented in a new article, The Additive Manufacturing Consortium: Current Projects and Plans for 2019. by EWI Director...

January 21, 2019

EWI Research Helps MTI Develop Low-force Friction Welding Solution for Rail

The rail industry has long been seeking a more dependable, longer-lasting way to weld rail lines. The standard joining methods, flash-butt welding and thermite welding, produce joints with short weld lives and require frequent repair. To address this issue, EWI conducted research on linear friction welding (LFW) as a potential method for joining rail. The...

January 18, 2019

EWI Fundamentals of Welding Engineering Course: Register Now for Spring and Summer Sessions

EWI has announced new dates for its comprehensive Fundamentals of Welding Engineering course. Classes will be held at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. The Spring Session is set for March 4-8, 2019. Click here to register. The first Summer Session is scheduled for June 17-21, 2019. Click here to register. Taught by EWI engineers, Fundamentals...

January 16, 2019

EWI plays key role in $1.2M Award by America Makes to ASTM Center of Excellence

A $1.2M award by America Makes has been granted to the ASTM Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence to help develop industry consensus on best practices and standards for materials handling and post processing. As a founding partner in the new Center of Excellence, EWI will play a critical role in the project to help advance...

January 10, 2019

New Paper -- Vehicle Electrification: Analysis of Current Challenges

The electrification of automobiles, trucks, and busses – once considered a technology related primarily to the manufacturing and assembly of batteries – now affects nearly every aspect of today’s vehicles. As the demand for vehicle electrification rapidly increases, manufacturing engineers face an array of engineering challenges. To help manufacturers deploy new concepts more efficiently, EWI...

January 8, 2019

New paper -- Development of Brazing Alloy for SiC Brazing

Silicon carbide is an important structural ceramic material owing to its excellent thermal and environmental stability, resistance to radiation, resistance to thermal shock, and high strength and ceramic toughness. For these reasons, silicon carbide components are well-suited for advanced nuclear fuels and other high-temperature service programs. Finding a satisfactory solution to SiC-to-SiC joining, however, has...